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Thursday, 4 February 2021

Last Night’s Talk Shows on 4 February 2021

It was a mixed bag on the airwaves last night, with no single story leading the conversation.

Amid rumors of a cabinet shuffle, MPs have mixed feelings on ministers’ performances following their parliamentary addresses over the past weeks, Rep. Ayman Aboul Ela (watch, runtime: 6:01) and Rep. Ahmed Maklad (watch, runtime: 5:33) told Ala Mas'ouleety's Ahmed Moussa. Our elected representatives think some 20% of cabinet members’ policy statements were not satisfactory, Aboul Ela said. Among those who got gold stars: Electricity Minister Mohamed Shaker and Housing Minister Assem El Gazzar. Rep. Ahmed El Segeni also sounded off to Yahduth fi Misr’s Sherif Amer on inaccurate readings of electricity meters (watch, runtime: 3:38) and his suggestion to slash fines for violations of the building code (watch, runtime: 3:36).

The Environment Ministry aims to turn 50% of government projects green within the coming three years, Minister Yasmine Fouad told Al Hayah Al Youm's Mohamed Sherdy. The Environment Ministry is also working to complete the infrastructure for a new waste-to-energy recycling system (watch, runtime: 22:13).

Ministries will begin the move to the new administrative capital next month, as the buildings in the city’s government district are 90% equipped and furnished, Deputy Housing Minister for National Projects Khaled Abbas told Ala Mas’ouleety’s Moussa. The district has so far cost more than EGP 45 bn (watch, runtime: 3:45).

Also on the airwaves last night:

  • Egypt is preparing to host four world championships in the coming months: The World Shooting Championships in February, the World Weapon and the World Cycling Championships in April, and the World Cup for Artistic Gymnastics in June. (Ramy Radwan on Masaa DMC | watch, runtime: 3:16)

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